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Lee Roberts
19-11-2008, 12:21 AM
Now that you have your home or small office network set up, keep it running smoothly by following these tips for using, maintaining, and troubleshooting common network problems.

Using your network

(http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/share.mspx)How to share and stop sharing files (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/share.mspx)
Let different users on your network connect to the same folders and documents—but only when you allow it.
How to map a network drive (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/mapdrive.mspx)
Learn the simple way to map a network drive so you can get to it quickly when you need to.

Maintaining your network

(http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/connections.mspx)Managing your network connections (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/connections.mspx)
Stay in control of your network. Discover the best ways to manage your network connections, security settings, and more.

(http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/settings.mspx)Back up your network settings (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/settings.mspx)
Find out how to help protect your network settings in case your hard disk fails or your settings are accidentally erased.
How to repair network connections (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/repair.mspx)
Can't connect to your network? Learn how to get that broken connection up and running again.

(http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/tools/igd/default.mspx)Test your Internet Router (http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/tools/igd/default.mspx)
Run this test to see which Internet technologies your router supports.

Solving common problems

Troubleshooting network connection problems (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/maintain/troubleshoot.mspx)
Learn about the problems that most often cause headaches for home networks users, and discover the resources to help you resolve them.